Xnews under Linux HOWTO

Daniel Quintiliani


Revision History
Revision 1.12003-09-07Revised by: dq
Updated with more Problems and Issues, including binary usage.Updated with more DLL files to copy and configure (when using a Windows 98SE configuration) for better results.Updated to say that a Windows 98SE configuration is preferred, since there are some problems with Windows XP "emulation."
Revision 1.02003-09-01Revised by: dq
initial LDP releasesome updates
Revision 0.122003-08-31Revised by: dq
conversion to XML (thanks to Greg Ferguson)various updates
Revision 0.112003-08-22Revised by: dq
various updates

This document describes how to set up and use the Windows Usenet newsreader Xnews under the Linux operating system using the Wine "emulator."

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Prerequisites
1.2. Copyright and License
1.3. Disclaimer
1.4. TODO for this document
2. Setting up Xnews
2.1. Configuring Wine for Xnews
2.2. Copying Required Files
3. Running Xnews
4. Problems and Issues
4.1. Fixed-width fonts and alt.ascii-art
4.2. Erasing sections of text
4.3. Window sizing problems
4.4. Binary newsgroups
4.5. Text on some tabs are indented
4.6. No sample text in font selection dialog
5. Acknowledgements